Emily Dickinson: Life And Her Works



Emily Dickinson made a large influence on poetry, she is known as one of
America's most famous poets. With close to two thousand different poems and one
thousand of her letters to her friends that survived her death Emily Dickinson
showed that she was a truly dedicated writer.
Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10,1830
to a prominent family, her father Edward Dickinson was both a lawyer and the
Treasurer of Amherst College. Emily's mother was Emily Norcross Dickinson.
Emily had one older brother, William Austin and a little sister, Lavinia. She
was educated at the Amerherst Academy, the institute that her grandfather helped
found. She also spent a ...

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actually seeing them face to face. She developed a reputation as a myth,
because she was almost never seen and when people did catch a glimpse of her she
was always wearing white. Emily Dickinson never got married but is thought to
have had a relationship with Reverend Charles Wadsworth who she met in the
spring of 1854 in Philadelphia. He was a famous preacher and was married. Many
scholars believe that he was the subject of her love poems. Emily probably only
saw Wadsworth an additional three times after their first encounter which was
only done by him going to Amherst, where she lived. In 1861 Wadsworth moved to
San Francisco. It is after this time that Emily really started to produce
hundreds of poems. Emily Dickinson submitted very few poems to publishers.
She felt that her poetry was not good enough to be read by everyone. Eight of
her poems were published during her life time either by her friends who
submitted them to a publisher without her consent or Emily ...

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it can be
analyzed in so many different ways. Emily's poems and letters to Susan could
suggest an eroticism that could be intentional, subconscious, or merely
coincidental. Emily may have had perfectly innocent intentions, but to modern
audiences translated to be sexually suggestive. (Poetry of Emily Dickinson
1996,2)
Other poems that Emily wrote were mostly about the exploration of the
concept of religious faith. Her father was a very religious man who practiced
a Protestant sect that closely followed the tenets of New England Puritanism,
but she was never able to practice his faith with dedication. She was drawn to
transcendentalism of Ralph Waldo Emerson, who was one of ...

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